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NO. 9 

C. A. Solves Shopping 
Problems; Shops Will 
Exhibit Gifts at Bazaar 

"The big thing about Christ- 
mas Bazaar this year is that it's 
going to be in Alum!" declared 
Carol Southworth '46, chairman of 
"Christmas in Many Lands," the 
first peacetime C. A. Bazaar that 
the present Wellesley generation 
has seen. Between 40 and 50 ex- 
hibits, including many from Bos- 
ton and Wellesley shops, will be 
featured at the bazaar, which will 
be open from 3:30 to 9:30 p. m. 
Monday, December 3. 

Madrigal singing and carols by 
the language clubs will carry out 
the International Christmas theme, 
while 650 newly-dressed dolls will 
be on dispay. The carillon will be 
played during the bazaar. Punch, 
cookies, a»d a fortune teller are 
also promised. 

Sweaters, jewelry, socks, gifts 
for men, mittens, linen, silver 
from prominent stores, candy from 
the Well and books from Hatha- 
way, are predicted by Marilyn 
MacGregor '47, chairman of ex- 
hibits. In addition, there will be 
Alumnae calendars, decorated flat- 
iron door-stops, magazine subscrip- 
tions and cosmetics. Charitable 
organizations, such as The Crip- 
pled Children's Organization, 
Polish, Yugoslavian, and Russian 
relief. Women's Society of Chris- 
tian Service. World-wide Missions 
Handicraft Center, Disabled Vete- 
rans Association, and the Tuber- 
culosis Association will maintain 

The decoration of Alum, which 
will be a secret until the day of 
the hazaar, is under the direction 
of Margerv Myers '47. Nancy 
Forsythe '47 is in charge of enter- 
tninment for the day, while Jean 
Oliver '4fi heads the poster com- 
mittee. Nancy Kemp '48 will sup- 
ervise the finances of the bazaar. 

Four newsreel firms will take 
movies of the dolls, which will be 
shipped to Boston welfare agencies 
the day after the bazaar. Ann Van 
Meter '4fi is general chairman, and 
Jean Titehener '49 is freshman 
doll chairman. 

Miss Izzeddin 
To Give Arab 
Slant on Zion 

The Arabian point of view on 
the Palestine question will be dis- 
cussed by Miss Nejla Izzeddin, 
first delegate to this country of 
the newly organized Arab Office 
at a lecture Monday, December 10 
at 7:30 p. m. in Pendleton Hall. 
Forum and the Departments of 
History and Political Science will 
sponsor the lecture. 

Miss Izzeddin, a native of Leban- 
on, received her early training in 
the American School for Girls in 
Beirut, and then attended the 
Lycee Racine in Paris before enter- 
ing Vassar College as a junior. 
After her graduation from Vassar, 
she received the degree of Ph.D. in 
Arab History at the University of 
Chicago. For two years she held 
the traveling fellowship of the 
Oriental Institute there, which she 
used for research in England, and 
for travel on the Continent. 

Her professional life has in- 
cluded teaching, research, and ad- 
ministration. At Beirut, she taught 
at the American Junior College, 
while carrying on research at the 
American University of Beirut. 
Later she taught two years in 
Iraq at the Girls' Training School 
and in the Higher Training Col- 
lege for men and women, where no 
woman had ever before lectured to 
wen's classes. 

For three years thereafter she 
did research on Arab civilization 
in the Oriental Library of the 
Jesuit University in Beirut, while 
last year she was principal of the 
Girls' Lycee in Damascus. 

Federation Is 
Answer, Says 
Vernon Nash 

"The utter futility of loose as- 
sociations of sovereign states has 
been proven throughout history," 
said Dr. Vernon Nash, nationally 
known lecturer, and former pro- 
fessor at Yenching University, 
China, in an address on World 
Federation in Alumnae Hall, last 
Friday. Because of the atomic 
bomb, "yesterday was a thousand 
years ago." Not only is modern 
man "obsolete", but so are exist- 
ing forms for world cooperation. 
The only hope for lasting peace, 
according to Dr. Nash, lies in the 
abolition of traditional bonds of 
nationalism, and the creation of a 
World Federation. 

Strongly advocating the swift 
removal of UNO as an instrument 
for international reconstruction, 
Dr. Nash condemned it as "the 
only human body that grew from 
infancy to senility in less than a 
second." Our need is for a sys- 
tem of world government so pow- 
erful that it differs from UNO not 
only in degree, but in kind. Criti- 
cizing academic and religious lead- 
ers who justify UNO as "better 
than nothing", Dr. Nash said, 
"Anything less than adequate is 
equivalent to nothing." 

Root of War 

Although sovereignty is admit- 
tedly the root of war, the first 
act of the San Fi-ancisco Confer- 
ence was designed to leave sove- 
reignty "untouched and unim- 
paired". "Every step after that," 
said Dr. Nash, "was a step away 
from peace." The unanimity rule, 
giving any one nation supreme 
veto power, not only prevents 
UNO from preserving peace but 
from controlling the "nations most 
likely to make war." The virtual 
impossibility of amending the 
charter alone makes it undesirable, 
and according to Dr. Nash, for 
(Continued on Page 6, Column 1) 

C. G. officers an "atom-balloon" 

Miss Elizabeth F. Ringo 

Of Economics Dept. To 

Discuss Steel Prices 

Miss Elizabeth F. Ringo of the 
Department of Economics will dis- 
cuss "Prices in the Steel Indus- 
try" at the Economics 101 lecture 
December 3, at 4:40 in Pendleton. 

The lecture is the first of the 
annual series of lectures given by 
members of the department pri- 
marily for the 101 classes but open 
to the college. 

Barnswallows Will Offer 
Christmas Miracle Play 
Starring Melvoin, Puccia 

Gertrude Puccia '47 a nd Marilyn Melvoin "18 

W.B.S. Planning New 
Technical Adjustment, 
"Hit Parade" Program 

Although the reception of WBS 
has not yet reached the high stan- 
dard desired by the directors, it 
has improved within the past week 
i" ■ ■■• '«• o certain adjustments 
made by Miss Catherine L. Burke 
of the Department of Physics, 
technical adviser, and Mr. Chase, 
college electrician. Much of the 
trouble, however, is the fault of 
the individual radios. It has been 
suggsted therefore, that new tubes 
or antennae would improve recep- 

Jo Lundholm '47, program di- 
rector, went to New York last 
weekend to attend a conference 
sponsored by IBS for all member 
stations to discuss plans for all 
colleges throughout the East. 

Since WBS'is still interested in 
doing a request show or a Hit 
Parade, put requests for records 
in the radio office if you have any 
favorites. There is always an op- 

Medical Aptitude Tests 
For Pre Med Students 
Given Here Next Month 

The Association of the Amer- 
ican Colleges has announced that 
the Medical Aptitude Test will be 
given at Wellesley December 14, 
at 3:00 p.m., in Room 236 Green 

The Placement Office requests 
that applicants register with them 
immediately. This test will not 
be given again in the spring. The 
next test will be given in Octo- 
ber. 1946. 

This test is now one of the nor- 
mal requirements for admission to 
a medical school and should be 
taken this winter by all students 
who have not already taken the 
Did who intend to enter med- 
ical school in 1946. The test meas- 
ures the student's ability to learn 
material similar to that which 
will be studied in medical school. 
It also measures the student's gen- 
eral information and scientific 
background and ability to draw 
accurate conclusions from a given 
set of data. 

Miss Risley Reports Belgian 
YWCA Active During War 

Head of House 

Visits Belgium 

It is an extraordinary sensa- 
tion, according to Miss Florence 
Risley, Head of House at Caze- 
nove, to see one's own clothing 
contribution to European relief 
being unpacked in Belgium. Miss 
Risley speaks from experience; for 
while the rest of us wonder some- 
times "what finally did happen 
to that sweater." Miss Risley was 
on hand last summer to see one 
of her own wool dresses emerge 
from a packing crate on the other 
side of the Atlantic. 

Sent to Belgium by the Amer- 
ican YWCA, Miss Risley's mis- 
sion during the summer was to 
discover the effect of this war on 
the YWCA organization which 
she had been instrumental in es- 
tablishing there at the end of the 
first World War. "What I actu- 
ally saw, however," she says. 
"was the lives of my own friends," 
for Miss Risley had lived in Bel- 
gium from the end of World War 
I until 1926. 

"On the whole," Miss Risley re- 
ports, "I found the organization 
extraordinarily alive. Although 
materially it has been hard hit. 
the membership is mor- loyal and 
determined than ever before." A 
professor of Economics a • the Uni- 
versity of Brussels termed the 

YW's work most important at 
present "because it is not attach- 
ed to any political party, lan- 
guage or church — it is a meeting 
place for all kinds of people." 

Underground Meetings 
"One of the proofs of its vital- 
ity," Miss Risley asserted, "is 
that when the Germans closed the 
association, the members in prac- 
tically all the cities went right 
on with clandestine meetings in 
the guise of music classes or lit- 
erary groups." This spirit Miss 
Risley feels "immensely gratify- 
ing," especially because it remain- 
ed alive not only through the ex- 
citement of the first secret meet- 
ings, but throughout the entire 
two years of their closing. Dur- 
ing the whole period not one mem- 
ber of the groups gave them away. 
Although the YWCA did no 
actual resistance work as a group, 
many of its individual members, 
Miss Risley found, had been ac- 
tive in the movement, manufac- 
turing false identity cards and 
passing along information for the 
underground. All resistance, she 
points out, was done chain-fash- 
ion, for protection. You might, 
for instance, receive a message 
to tell your hairdresser something; 
the message would probably mean 
nothing to you, and the hairdress- 
er would be the only member of 
the chain with whom you would 
come in contact. 

Wellesley Actors' Guild, 

Harvard Dramatic Club, 

To Fill Male Roles 

After starting the season with a 
modern comedy, Barnswallows now 
turns to a religious play — simple 
and dramatically intense. On Fri- 
day and Saturday, December 7 
and 8, they will present Paul 
Claudel's The Tidings Brought to 
Mary, a miracle play which is set 
in the middle ages and is particu- 
larly appropriate to the Christmas 
season. It tells the story of a 
charming young girl who is forced 
into the solitary life of a leper 
through an act of simple goodness, 
thus beginning- her rise to glory 
and to sainthood. 

Toddy Melvoin '48, who made her 
first appearance before Barn's au- 
diences last vear as Lily in Hotel 
Universe, will play the role of 
Violaine, the heroine. Gertrude 
Puccia '47 is cast as Mara, the evil 
sister of Violaine. She was a mem- 
ber of the cast of John Doe which 
was presented here during her 
Freshman year and has also play- 
ed in several Theater Workshop 
productions. This summer she re- 
ceived special training at Rollins 
Dramatic School on Long Island. 

Martha Richardson '46 will play 
the role of Violaine's mother — a 
good simple woman who wants only 
the best for her family. Rickv, who 
played in Barn's production of 
in 1943 and has directed 
as well as acted in Theater Work- 
shop clays, spent the past summer 
at the Perry Mansfield camp 
where she had a vital part in the 
dramatic activities. Newcomers to 
the Alum staee will be Grace Gere 
'49, Rita Rocerson '49, Leonore 
Harlowe '49, Muriel Rowe '49, Jean 
Donald '48. Phvllis Wendover '47, 
and Mimi Gilchrist '47. 

In the role of Pierre, the strong 
and faithful lover, will be Henry 
Robbins. a member of the Harvard 
Dramatic Club, who nlayed in the 
bier HarvarH-Rndo'ifFe n'-^iwion 
of last soring. Ro^er Johnston, 
also of the Harvard Dramatic 
Club, will be cast as Jacques, the 
simnle fellow who is betrothed to 

Mr. Sterling Leneer, Professor 
of Enelish at Harvard and pn ac- 
tive member of the Cambridge Dra- 
(Coritinued on Page S, Column 3) 

Concert Series 

Presents String 
Quartet in Alum 

The Budapest String Quartet 
will eive the second concert in the 
Wellesley Concert Series Thurs- 
day evening, December 6. Their 
program will include Mozart's 
Quartet in F major, Beethoven's 
Quartet in B flat major. Op. 130, 
and a new quartet by Darius Mil- 

The Quartet is composed of 
Josef Roisman, first violin, Ed- 
ear Ortenberg, second violin, Boris 
Krovt, viola, and Mischa Schneid- 
er, violoncello. These artists had 
pained fame as outstanding vir- 
tuosi on their respective instru- 
ments before joining the Quartet. 
The American debut of the 
Budapest Strine Quartet occurred 
at Cornell University in December 
of 1930. During their first season, 
they plaved twenty concerts and 
won nraise from the public and 
critics of New York C«'tv. For the 
last five years, the Quartet has 
given 24 concerts each season 
under the sponsorshin of the Gert- 
rude Clarke Whittall Foundation 
in the Library of Congress, an in- 
ternntionallv recognized center for 
chamber music. 



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A recenl cartoon depicts the downtrodden 
millions ..i" Europe as "The Silent Jury" in the 
trial ..!" the Nazi War Criminals. If we in 
America fail to save the lives of those remain- 
ing, through our appropriations to UNRRA, we, 
too, shall be judged by the silent jury of a 
starving Europe. 

America pledged an original .-tun of $1,350,- 
000,000 to UNRRA. She has no right now to 
attach a proviso to the appropriation ol the 
remainder of this sum Though the Senate 
subcommittee now handling the bill has deleted 
the House "free press" rider, it has substituted 

i^^^SSSinS^^^ 1 ^ ACl another for it. How many times will our rep- 
resentatives bargain with starvation before the 

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Noise is a wonderful thing in the great out- 
doors. In a college dormitory its merits are 
of a more dubious nature. However, it is diffi- 
( uli to confine noise to its proper habitat, so 
it is often found in long corridors and rooms 
with doors left wide open, even during class 
hours and after ten o'clock at night. Believe 
it or not, there are some people who like to 
study during the day time and there are others 
who find it possible to get to bed at ten o'clock 
or Boon after. Why not give them a chance 
in -tudy and to sleep? 

The problem of noise in the dormitories isn't 
a new one. Each year around the time when 
most of the quizzes are being given and papers 
are due, the complaints roll into the faculty 
and Dean's office about the lack of quiet. How- 
ever, the responsibility for keeping conditions 
conducive to study in the dormitory is actually 
in the hands of the individual student, not the 
faculty or Deans. 
Last year "Quiet Hours" were dropped from 
College regulations because ii was fell i hat 
dents could maintain sufficient quiet in the 
halls of residence by using common 51 nsc 

hours of study and sleep. It seems reason- 
able to expect college students to use their judg- 
1 its on such matters. 

All that is really Deeded to solve the noise 

blem is a bit of considi 1 al ion foi I lie othei 

person. Of course, the fact that yon have just 

finished your third class oi the morning is g I 

-on for jubilation, but the girl down the 

corridor may be studying for b quiz she has 
the next hour. Quiel might mean the differ- 
ence between knowing a fact and not knowing 
it. Anotliei am — hold after-date bull 

-ions behind closed doors instead of in the 
corridors. Even the softest i oice n sounds in 
long corridon such a then art in \\--lie-i.-, 
don Besides, you know bow madden- 

ing it IS to In ;• f n m nn ni- of B Conversation and 

not be able to hi if being said. Having 

sleep disrupted by such noises is even less de- 


A little & don on the part, of each rtu- 

ni and there would be do problem concerning 

noise in the Wellesley dormitory. Once in a 

hile people do forget bow much noise they 


bill finally passes the conference committee? 
Because we have suffered less material damage 
iban oibcr nations, we are able to give more 
than they. This fact gives us a great respon- 
sibility. It does not give us the right to sit 
m judgment on our fellow men. 

Our President has now asked Congress to 
appropriate an additional §1,350,000,000. This 
request has brought forth criticism of UNRRA's 
"inefficiency," coupled with the demand that 
America give through a purely national organ- 
ization. International economic cooperation 
failed after the first World War because of 
111 -neb nationalistic attitudes. It is our duty 
to see that such an attempt does not fail again. 
UNRRA'- directors admit the organization's 
mistakes. The fact remains that only UNRRA 
has the resources to do what must be done. 

The director of UNRRA has told us bluntly 
that unless a second appropriation is author- 
ized by the end of the year, two months will 
lapse before help to Europe can be continued. 
The old adage that democracy always works 
-lowly is no excuse for delay now. We can 
not ease our consciences later by looking back 
and noting the bitter irony in saving thou- 
sands through UNRRA only to have them die 
for lack of continuing aid. We must act now 

Beyond the Campus 

Virginia Guild '1*6 
President of Forum 

The nation-wide battle that rages 
over the question of the wages of 
automobile workers takes on the 
qualities of uncontrolled, economic 
warfare. Two economic forces of 
the foremost magnitude in the na- 
tion thrash at each other in a head- 
on, knock-down, drag-out fight, 
while the Government and the 
people look on in 
helpless conster- 
nation. In a war 
of an economic 
nature such as 
this, where the 

w capons are 
strength in 
money and in 
m embers, and 
conse que n 1 1 y, 
where Might will 
be permitted to 
make the so-call- 
ed Right which will direct the rest 
of the negotiations between labor 
and management all over the 
country during the reconversion 
period, these two powerful organi- 
zations can and will cause for each 
other and for bystanders, innocent 
and not so innocent, losses of mil- 
lions of dollars, both in capital in- 
vestments and in the health and 
well-being of the union members 
whose money should not have to be 
turned back to them in strike 
wages. The pathetic waste of hu- 
man resources that ensues from a 
catastrophe of this ilk is augment- 
ed bv the fact that it is not justice 
which decides to whom shall go the 
victory. It is the theory that our 
social legislation of late has con- 
demned as out-moded — the survival 
of the fittest. 

Police Force Needed 
If the police have the uncontest- 
ed rieht to step in and arrest two 
gentlemen who are knocking each 
other's eyes out and drag them in- 
to court where they may argue 
their cases and be forced to come 
to a peaceable agreement.whv is 
there not the need for some kind 
of compulsion to submit the matter 
to the test of justice even more im- 
porant in this case? In a brawl be- 
tween two private citizens, one of 
whom seems to have a claim on 
something from the other, the 
forces of justice in the commun- 
ity do not usually allow the 
strongest to take all he phases 
because he pleases and is strong 
enough to eet it, nor do they_ allow 
him to refuse to give what is due 

because he is strong enough to 
withstand the demands of the 
other. Some consideration is given 
to the justifiability of the claims 
of the one and to the ability of the 
other to meet the demands. When 
so many private citizens are in- 
volved in the tug-of-war between 
two of the most potent economic 
and political forces in the coun- 
try, some among us fail to see why 
the analogy is not accurate. Some 
measures must be taken to insure 
that it is some kind of justice — not 
the ability to hold out the longest — 
which will decide this issue. 

The obvious reaction cf every- 
one who considers this proposition 
and has given the case some 
thought already will be that his 
chosen side is right, and if we force 
a decision on the two parties, the 
other side is sure to be dissatis- 
fied; the trouble will pop up again 
as soon as they have re-inforced 
and rallied their forces. That is 
the sort of thing that happens 
When a Might Makes Right case is 
carried through to the finish. In 
the last world war, and in this one, 
discounting any feelings" we may 
have on the truth of our cause, we 
must admit that we won because 
we were mightier. The enemies 
felt that they were Right but not 
Mighty enough, and the Teaction 
was only to strive in the next 
twenty years to become Mightier, 
and in that, Righter. As long as 
there is no strong world govern- 
ment to force decisions on the basis 
of Right, to chastise a country 
properly for invading a weaker 
country, Might will continue to be 
the idiotic criterion of world dis- 

Present All Facts 

In order that a just decision 
may be the result of compul- 
sory arbitration in a case such as 
the' General Motors-UAW strike, 
all the facts must be presented. It 
is difficult to understand how a 
fair settlement of a wage dispute 
can be made if the arbiters are not 
supplied with the most undisputed, 
objective facts that can be found 
concerning the copJ of living and 
the cost and profits of the indus- 
try. Both the damage that such a 
disagreement does to the public 
welfare and the real issues of jus- 
tice that are involved indicate that 
the Federal Government is the one 
and the only one to bring the two 
opposing forces to an orderly and 
fair settlement. 


"He was a wise man who invented sleep." 
At this point in the semester, most people start 
referring to sleep as the thing of which nobody 
seems to get enough, at least not at night. We 
get trapped by the sandman while studying in 
the Brooks Room or half way through class. 
We begin counting the number of seconds we 
can stay in bed after the third bell has rung, 
and still make breakfast. And there are those 
whose program of morning sleeping converts 
breakfast into a brownie at the El Table be- 
fore a nine-forty. All of which is pretty silly, 
any way you look at it. 

We don't pretend to have become author- 
ities on much of anything after three years and 
three months at Wellesley. But this much we 
do know — in fact we think it ought to be tin- 
kind of common knowledge thai doesn't need 
a footnote — namely, that sleep is here to stay. 
In fact we find it so useful that we find we 
can't get along without it, try as we may. Winn 
we f 1 1-1 came to Wellesley we used to be im- 
pressed with the harried young lady who 
shouted to the world in general that "She liasn 1 
been to bed for a week and my dear, she Bimply 
-11 i know when Bhe will get there." Now 
we simply consider her a bore. 

No doubt the geniuses among our acquaint- 
ance can go to sleep with unsolved problems of 
higher mathematics -till lurking in their re- 
spective minds. But we, poor average souls, 

jomehow find that the amoeba we drew at 

nine o'clock more nearly resembles a respi 

able amoeba Iban the one I 1 d off at 
two a.m. "Sleep it is a blessed thing, beloved 
from pole to pole." But if you really want 
to know bow nici I just listen bo someoni 
who hasn't had any recently (She'll go into 
rapture sufficient to sell a Wellesley b1 i 
pallet to the Beauty Rest Corporation.) Or 
v. n try it yourself. 


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selves responsible for statements 
in this column. 

All contributions for this column 
must be signed with the full name 
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will be used if the writer so de- 

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Saturday. Owing to space limita- 
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two hundred words. 

Letter from 
Dean Ella Keats Whiting 
To the Wellesley College News : 

Last summer for the first time 
everv Wellesley undergraduate 
took home with her a list of books 
to guide her vacation reading. The 
lists were prepared with the hope 
of encouraging serious reading 
during the longest summer vaca- 
tion we have ever had. For the 
upperclassmen, suggestions were 
made by the major departments, 
but for the freshman class there 
was one list of books. This fall an 
effort has been made by the Com- 
mittee on Curriculum and Instruc- 
tion, assisted by the Student Educa- 
tion Committee, to discover how 
much reading was done by the Class 
of 1948 and to invite criticisms 
and suggestions. 

Questionnaires were distributed 
to the 419 members of 1948 who 
were freshmen last year at Welles- 
ley; 279 nuestionnaires were re- 
turned, and of these only six were 
completely blank. Thus, 273 stu- 
dents all indicated that thev had 
done some reading of the books on 
the list. The number of books read 
completely ranged from one to 
fourteen. In addition, manv stu- 
dents indicated that thev had read 
parts of a number of books. No 
count has been made of the num- 
ber of books "found rewarding" 
and "not rewarding," but it is 
clear that there are many more 
checks in the column marked "re- 
warding" than in the second col- 

Many adjectives are used to de- 

scribe the list: forbidding, formid- 
able, heavy, dull; stimulating, in- 
teresting, profitable, excellent. 
Comments upon the list range from 
such statements as: "This is a re- 
diculous reading list," "too long, 
very boring selections," to such 
statements as: "This was a very 
well chosen list," "The list wiiS 
educational, broadening, interest- 

In commenting upon the Dlan in 
general, some students said that 
freshmen could be trusted to choose 
their own reading; others said 
they definitely did not approve of 
anv program for summer reading. 
Some spoke of the conflict with 
summer jobs; some, of the need of 
relaxation and of distaste for 
reading done with a sense of obli- 
gation. A larger number, however, 
exnressed aDDroval.Here are sev- 
eral ouotations. "I would personal- 
ly welcome a list of suggested 
summer reading for all three of 
mv college summers." "I think a 
program of summer reading is an 
excellent, addition to the curricu- 
lum." "Such a list of recommend- 
ed reading should be made avail- 
"Me to every class every summer." 
"I know that the family profits as 
murh as the student when the 
books are right at hand." 

A rood many students thought 
that the freshman list was too long 
and many of the books too diffi- 
cult. In making suggestions for 
the future, several peonle recom- 
mended the Yale nlan of requiring 
the reading of eight, classics in the 
summer; others said thev would 
welfome a longer list with more 
choice, accomnanied by the sugges- 
tion that eight or ten bonks should 
he read during the vacation. There 
was rather widespread feeling that 
a summer reading list should con 
tain more fiction, more noetrv. and 
a greater number of contemnorary 
hooks than anneared on +he list 
last summT. Among snecifie sug- 
gestions which were m«de. the fol- 
lowing hooks and authors were 

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Margie Torbert Rates 
Music as "First Love" 

Orchestra Head Played Violin When She Was Nine; 
Gave Concert With Boston "Pops" Last Spring 

by Bea Alfke '/,8 

"Excalibur and I were standing 
on the stage of Symphony Hall 
one night last spring — and the 
first people I saw were my next- 
door neighbors from home!" 

This was Margaret Torbert '46, 
Head of Orchestra, in her first 
performance with a well-known 
orchestra. The occasion was Wel- 
lesley night at the Boston Tops. 
With Arthur Fiedler conducting, 
Margie and Lucille Wetherbee, 
last year's head of Orchestra, 
played a Bach concerto for two 
violins. "We practiced that con- 
certo so much that I must have 
known it in my sleep," Margie 
exclaimed. She does add, how- 
ever, that all the faces made her 
knees weak for a moment because 
they had had only one rehearsal 
with Mr. Fiedler. "He was very 
comforting, though," laughed 
Margie, "and would look over and 
cue us in. After a while I even 
began to recognize many of my 
friends from Wellesley in the au- 

Started Violin When Nine 

Margie and her violin Excali- 
bur, which gets its name from 
King Arthur's jeweled sword, have 
been together for many years. 
She has played the violin since 
she was nine, and started play- 
ing the piano so much before that, 
that she can't remember exactly 
when it was. "But I went through 
the stage of hating to practice, 
and somehow the piano was left 
by the wayside," Margie said, 
adding, "I guess the only reason 
the violin survived was that I 
was in the school orchestra and 
had to practice for that!" 

She's glad now that she did 
stick at it, for music has devel- 
oped into Margie's first love. Play- 
ing in a group is much more sat- 
isfying than playing alone, she 
thinks, for "it's just like any oth- 
er thing where you're part of a 
team and know that you're doing 
something necessary to make it 
work right." 

Played in School Orchestra 

Playing at church functions, in 
her high school orchestra, in the 
New Jersey All-State High School 
Orchestra, and with the Maple- 
wood, New Jersey, Symphony kept 
her in practice with group work 
before coming to Wellesley. 

Here she continued her violin 
lessons with Mr. Richard Burgin 
and joined the Wellesley orches- 
tra. Margie also plays in vari- 
ous chamber music groups under 
the direction of Mr. Harry Ko- 
bialka and, taking a "busman's 
holiday," plays while her pianist- 
friends accompany her. Her fa- 
vorite composers are Beethoven 
and Mozart, although she thinks 
that she may be prejudiced be- 
cause she's been working on a 
Beethoven concert this fall. 
Majors in English Lit 

"What seems to surprise many 

Margaret Torbert '46 

people is that I'm not majoring 
in music but in English Lit," 
Margie said. However, she is 
taking almost enough music to 
major in that too, and figures that 
if she were a music major she 
would spend 99 per cent instead 
of only 90 per cent of her time 
in Billings. 

In that remaining 10 per cent 
of her time, Margie manages to 
get her other work done, to be a 
class member on Superior Court, 
to write music criticisms for 
Neivs, and to be a member of 
TZE. Last year she was Vil Jun- 
ior at Joslyn and in her sopho- 
more year was treasurer of C.A. 

She especially enjoys her Eng- 
lish major, claiming that she 
takes it mainly because she felt 
the need of a well-rounded edu- 
cation, and thinks that "when 
great things have been said they 
should be read about and studied." 

After graduation, Margie hopes 
to do graduate work in music, 
perhaps at Radcliffe, and then to 
write about music or teach it in 

Srta. Mistral, 
Nobel Winner, 
Lectured Here 

Gabriela Mistral, recent winner 
of the 1945 Nobel prize for litera- 
ture, has visited and lectured at 
Wellesley. In December of 1930 she 
lectured on "The Writings of Rue- 
ben Dario" under the auspices of 
the Department of Spanish. 

Gabriela Mistral is the pen- 
name of Lucila Godoy, Chilean 
poet, teacher, and diplomat, the 
first Latin-American author to 
win the Nobel prize. She started 
her career as a teacher in a rural 
school in Chile, where she met 
with notable success, moving up 
rapidly in literary circles. She 
later went to Mexico to help in 
systematizing schools there. 

Since writing did not provide 
sufficient money, she received an 
appointment as Chilean consul in 
Madrid, where she handled her 
country's commercial relations. 

Gabriela Mistral became famous 
in the United States when Colum- 
bia University published her book 
Desolation in 1922. Since then 
she has taught at Barnard, Vassar, 
and Middlebury. and been a cham- 
pion of women's rights in both 
North and South America. 

Christian Science - 

"Every law of matter or the 
body, supposed to govern man, is 
rendered null and void by the law 
of Life, God." Science and Health 
with Key to the Scriptures, by 
Mary Baker Eddy. This citation 
will be included in the reading at 
the next meeting of the Christian 
Science Organization. 

Meetings are held every Monday 
evening at 7:30 in Shakespeare. 
You and your friends are cor- 
dially invited to attend. 

Museum Work 
Discussed By 
Huldah Smith 

Miss Huldah Smith, of the Met- 
ropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, 
is at Wellesley today to explain 
the work of the Museum to in- 
terested students. Majors in art, 
English, history and languages 
are invited to talk with her. 

Miss Smith will be in the Chris- 
tian Association Lounge from 2:00 
to 3:00 in the afternoon. Stu- 
dents are asked to sign at the 
Placement Office if they are inter- 
ested in attending a group con- 
ference at this time. 

Radio - 

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portunity for new programs of any 
kind and also for organization an- 

Barn - 

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matic Club, will play the role of 
Anne Vercours, and Mr. Herbert 
Ellison will be the ayor. Mr. Elli- 
son, who was a member of the 
Pygmalion cast here last spring, 
has been active in several plays 
produced by the Wellesley Actors' 
Guild. Mr. Crole and Mr. King, 
both of Wellesley, will be cast as 
the workmen. 

Since the majority of season 
ticket holders have declared that 
they would not be in favor of a 

Wellesley Inn 



QcHtCiaf FROM 6:30 PM 10 CLOSING 
DE LUXE DINNERS $1.50 , , 

*v ■*••**» 

Department of French 

The date of the lecture to 
be given by la Comtesse Jean 
de Pange on "Madame de 
Stael et Napoleon" has had to 
be changed from Monday eve- 
ning, November 26, to the 
afternoon of Wednesday, De- 
cember 5, at 4:40 in Pendle- 
ton Hall because stormy 
weather has delayed the 
Clipper from Lisbon. 

Service Fund 
Over the Top 

Wellesley has gone over the 
top in the Service Fund drive by 
more than $1500, it has been an- 
nounced by Irene Peterson '46, 
chairman of Service Fund. Con- 
tributions totaled $16,250.02, and 
more than $9000 of the amount 
has already been paid, consider- 
ably over the result in previous 

All proceeds from the 1947 
Junior Show have been turned 
over to Service Fund to go into 
the Foster Parents Plan, Inc. 
This amounts to $262.03 with 
more money expected to come 
from the sale of records. $180 
provides food and clothing for 
one child for a year. One child 
will be adopted this term, and it 
is expected that another can be 
adopted next term when the 
money from the sale of records 
is turned in. 

Service Fund officials have 
stressed the tremendous import- 
ance of the work of canvassers in 
the dormitories. Besides the 
House Reps themselves, assist- 
ance was given by girls on each 
floor. House Reps for the drive 

Tower Court: Dorothy Thomp- 
son, Mary Carolyn Johnston, Mar- 
garet Hoover, Sally Hazard, Caze- 
nove: Janet Morris, RuFh Adams. 
Claflin: Harriet Starzinger, Eloise 
Richberg. Davis: Natalie Peter- 
son, Pamela Moore. Stone: Nancy 
Edwards, Peg Jones. 

Pomeroy: Sylvia Morss, Mary 
Stringer. Beebe: Joan Wilson, 
Penny Schmitz. Munger: Ruth 
Mandalian, Charlotte Nelson. 
Shafer: Marta Harper, Jean 

Norumbega: Greta Rous, Flo- 
rence Adams. Dower: Pollv Cain. 
Wiswall: Jean Lambert. Crofton: 
Jane Curtiss. Eliot: Jean Lever- 
ing, Florence Kelson. Noanette: 
Nancy Evans. Homestead : Adella 
Adams. Webb: Betty Rean. Elms: 
Norine Casey. Joslin: Marian 
Barker. Little: A ma lie Moses. 
Washington: Ann Melly. 

permanent seating arrangement, 
the present season ticket system 
will be continued— first come, first 
served ! 

Societies Give 
Fall Programs 
Friday Night 

Societies will hold fall program 
meetings dealing with their spec- 
ialized fields of interest, Friday 
evening, November 30, at 7:30. 
These meetings are open only to 
society members, while next se- 
mester program meetings open 
to all interested members of the 
community will be held. Arrange- 
ments for the meetings have been 
made by vice presidents of the so- 

Agora will hold a panel discus- 
sion on "Allied Government in 
Germany, Italy and Japan" with 
Kay Sears Hamilton '46 speaking 
on Germany, Corinne Smith '46 on 
Japan, and Barbara Grimwade '46 
on Italy. After the reports, the 
meeting will be thrown open for 
discussion. Barbara Grimwade is 
the program manager. 

Zeta Alpha, whose field of in- 
terest is modern drama, will pres- 
ent two one-act plays, Seven Wom- 
en by Sir James Barrie and Riders 
to the Sea by J. M. Synge. Ac- 
tresses in the first play are Mary 
Gove Griswold '46, Jean Pettis '47, 
Barbara Knapp '46, and Barbara 
Franket '47; and in the second, 
Barbara Boggs '46, Betty Lang- 
heck '46, Joanne Krusen '47, and 
Helen Storey Carlton '47. Edna 
Williams '46, is program direc- 

Shakespeare will present a study 
of women's characters, as shown in 
eight Shakespearean plays. The 
plays will be introduced by pages 
explaining the type of women por- 
trayed. The plays from which se- 
lections are taken are Hamlet, 
Macbeth, Thr Merchant of Venice, 
Tioelfth Night, Anthony and Cleo- 
patra, Romeo and Juliet, The Tam- 
ing of the Shrew, and As You Like 
It. Ann Titchener '46 has arranged 
the program. 

Mr. John Pilley. Chairman of 
the Department of Education, will 
lecture to Alpha Kapna Chi on 
"Classical Greek Influence on 
Modern Theories of Education," 
their theme of study for the year. 
An open discussion will follow his 
lecture. Catherine Watton '46 
made arrangements for the meet- 

Phi Sigma's program will deal 
with the modern short story, 
through an analysis of the works 
of four authors who have made 
significant contributions to the 
short story form. The authors to 
be discussed are: Sherwood Ander- 
son, father of the modern short 
story; William Saroyan, a foreign- 

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Mr. Lehman Discusses 
Nature of the Church 

"The Nature of the Church" is 
the topic of a talk to be given by 
Mr. Paul Lehmann of the Biblical 
History Department Sunday even- 
ing. December 2, at 7:15 in Great 
Hall of Tower Court Sponsored 
by Wellesley church groups, the 
evening's program will also include 
a period of informal discussion at- 
ter the talk. Refreshments will be 

Mr. Lehmann will discuss the de- 
velopment of the church, and snow 
the connection between the various 
faiths and denominations. The dis- 
cussion afterwards will center 
around these interrelationships be- 
tween different religious groups. 

Meetings of this sort, which at- 
tempt to bring together the stu- 
dents of different faiths rather 
than separate them into distinct 
groups are to be repeated many 
times this year. 

Presidents of the clubs sponsoi- 
ine Mr. Lehmann's taiK are Arline 
Smith '46, Canterbury Club; Myrtle 
Atkinson '47, Westminster Club; 
Marv Sue Barnett '46, and Jean 
Marshall '46. Methodist Club; Janet 
Cooke '46, Newman Club; Barbara 
Chapline '46, Christian Science Or- 
ganization; Patricia Brown. 4b, 
Friends' Society; Dons Mudgett 
•47, Unity Club; and Dorothy Wol- 
ens '46, Interfaith Group. 

La Tertulia Planning 
Christmas Festivities 

All students of Spanish are in- 
vited to the Christmas party which 
ha Tertulia will give December 
4 at 7:30 in AKX. Refreshments 
will be served following an enter- 

According to Lin Dyer 46. Sec- 
retary-Treasurer of La Tertulia, 
"Big plans are being made for 
this Christmas party, and we hope 
everybody will come." 

Adjustment In 
Marriage to be 
Lecture Topic 

Dr. Mary Shattuck Fisher, Chair- 
man of the Child Study Depart- 
ment at Vassar College, will lec- 
ture on "Adjustments in Marriage" 
in Pendleton Hall, Friday, Novem- 
ber 30 at 4:40. 

Dr. Fisher is Director of the In- 
stitute for Family and Community 
Living and the Director of the 
Vassar Nursery School. She will 
emphasize the psychological aspect 
of marital adjustments. 

Dr. Fisher's talk will be the 
fourth in the series of marriage 
lectures given for seniors. 
o — 

Society Program - 

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born author who has contributed 
to American literature; Eudora 
Welty, the stylist; and Conrad 
Aiken, who applied psychology to 
writing, Margrette Craig '46, 
planned the meeting. 

Tau Zeta Epsilon will present a 
program of modern American 
music and painting. Members will 
form "live pictures," tableau rep- 
resentations of the paintings, 
which will be introduced by music 
of the period. Critics will discuss 
the music and paintings. The pic- 
tures portrayed will be Lady at the 
Tea Table by Mary Cassatt, Tor- 
nado Over Kansas by John Steuart 
Curry. Rehearsal by Frederic Tau- 
ber, White Lace by John Carroll, 
and Arrangement, Life and Still 
Life by Robert Brachman. Sally 
Ramsey '46 planned the pictures 
and Mary B. Morrison *46 arrang- 
ed the music. 

•46-'47 Blanks Miss Grieg's Tun' Career 
ForScholarships fj as Included Government 
AppHcationsDue ^ or kj) rama tics,Research 

The Faculty Committee on 
Scholarships wishes to call to the 
attention of all students the op- 
portunities offered in the form oi 
i trships for those who rind 
that thcv cannot return to college 
for the "year 1946-47 without aid 
of some kind. The Committee will 
be glad to consider applications 
from such students and wishes to 
remind them that the applications 
are due this year by January 15. 
It is imperative that this date be 
observed if a student wishes her 
application to be considered by 
the Committee next spring. 

Requests for application blanks 
should he made at once and placed 
in the box near the door of Room 
250, Green Hall. For the con- 
venience of the office, the follow- 
ing form of request is suggested: 
Please send scholarship applica- 
tion blanks to 

Name Class 

House Date .... 

In awarding scholarships the 
Committee considers the academic 
standing of the student, her finan- 
cial need, her college citizenship, 
and character. 

The Class Dean or the Chair- 
man of the Committee will be glad 
to talk with any student who 
wishes further information or ad- 
vice about her plans. 

Torbert, Nickel, 

French Perform 

In Fall Concert 

Harvard and Wellesley joined 
forces last Sunday to present an 
orchestra concert in Alumnae Hall 
under the direction of Harry Ko- 
bialka of Wellesley and Maicolm 
H. Holmes of Harvard. 
6, No. 8, and Haydn's Symphony in 
E flat major. For the Corelli con- 
certo, solo parts were taken by 
Margaret Torbert *46, violin, Mild- 
red Nickel '48, violin, and Esther 
Parshlev. 'cello. 

Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto, 
Opus 25, No. 1, was directed by Mr. 
Holmes in the second half of the 
program. Margaret French, '46, 
performed the solo piano part. 



December 9 

8:00 p.m. 


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Miss Wliiting-Free Press 

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mentioned: War and Peace, The 
Divine Comedy, Forsyte Saga, 
John Brown's Body, Teacher in 
America, also the Greek drama, 
Shakespeare, Browning, Shelley, 
Poe, Whitman. 

The comments on individual 
books are enlightening and point 
up some of the difficulties involved 
in the preparation of suggested 
readings. I have selected several 
pairs of quotations to illustrate 
some of the differences of opinion 
which were expressed. "Crime and 
Punishment has made a greater 
impression on me than anything 
I have ever read." "It seemed to 
me that Crime and Punishment is 
out of date." 'To tfie Finland Sta- 
tion gives a good account of a 
phase of history not known to me." 
"To the Finland Station is the very 
worst of the types of books on the 
list." "Mont-Saint-Michel and 



for all occasions 

Chart res was very interesting 
and informative. It made ^the 
greatest impression on me." "As 
for Mont -Saint-Michel it is too 
technical and specialized to be of 
general interest." Of the books 
which were read by a consider- 
able number of people, Cellini s 
Autobiography and Trollope's Bar- 
chester Towers seem to stand out 
as uninteresting and not reward- 
ing to most of the readers. 

It has been of interest to me to 
discover the wide range of read- 
ing habits and ability, of interest 
and of taste in a group of people 
which is perhaps as homogeneous 
in most respects as any which 
could be found in America. The 
reactions indicated seem to show 
that many students have the 
capacity to find interest and en- 
joyment in an admittedly difficult 
book. Apnarently, however, there 
are also many who lack this capa- 
city. To them I should like to 
recommend beginning now the 
practice of keeping one difficult 
book at hand and reading in it a 
little at a time. Those who try 
the experiment will surely be re- 
warded. ,. 

The question of recommending 
summer reading another year has 
not yet been discussed by the 
faculty. I wish to assure all those 
who returned their reports to the 
Committee that their views will be 
considered when this matter comes 
up for discussion and I wish to 
thank especially those members of 
the class who have assistedjhe 

Ex-Producer Of a Play 
Says Wellesley Students 

"Are All the Same" 

by Boum Rosencram '',: 
"I didn't have a distinguished 
career, but I did have fun," laugh- 
ed Miss Gertrude Greig, Instruc- 
tor in the Department of Econ- 
omics, as she attacked a ham 
sandwich in the Well. 

As an undergraduate at Wash- 
ington Square College, a co-ed 
division of New York University 
where she majored in psychology, 
Miss Greig devoted a great deal 
of time to dramatics. In fact, 
she and her friends spent a very 
much extended lunch-hour each 
day writing plays. Miss Greig 
even produced one of her plays 
with the dramatic society. Though 
she insists that her plays were 
very bad, she admits that they 
were of some value for, because 
they were so inferior, they gave 
confidence to another young writer 
of the lunch-hour crowd, Vladi- 
mir Moseyvitch Cherkasay, who 
later wrote a successful Broad- 
way play and a short story which 
was judged one of "The Best 
Short Stories of '39." 

After doing graduate work in 
economics at New York Univer- 
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Oklahoma, through Dec. 16 COLONIAL 

Billion Dollar Baby with Mitzi Green, Joan McCracken SHUBERT 
Dream Girl with Betty Field. New comedy by 

Elmer Rice PLYMOUTH 

Maurice Evans in Hamlet through Dec. 8 OPERA HOUSE 

Bobby Clark in The Would-Be Gentleman through 

Dec. 8 WILBUR 

Marian Anderson, Sun. aft., Dec. 2 SYMPHONY HALL 


"Pgymalion" with Gertrude Lawrence and Raymond Massey, 
directed by Ceclric Hardwicke. Opening Dec. 10 for two 
"Dunnigan's Daughter" with Dennis King, Virginia Gilmore, 
Glen Anders. Opening Dec. 10 for two weeks. NEXT 
"The Late George Apley" with Leo Carroll, Janet Beecher, Percy 

Waram. Opening Christmas night 
Kreisler, Sun. aft., Dec. 9 



34 Church Street Wellesley 

Open Daily 9:30 to 5:30, except for the 

lunch hour, 11:45 to 12:45 

Tickets ordered for all Boston theatres and events at Symphony Hall. 
25c service fee charged on each ticket 

Colored Films 
Illustrate Talk 
At Skiing Rally 

With the first frost Outing 
Club briskly turns to thoughts of 
skiing. Winthrop Potter, national- 
ly known expert and member of 
the Appalachian Mountain Ski 
Club, will show colored movies of 
noted ski professionals in action, 
and will talk generally on ludi- 
ments of the sport, Friday evening, 
November 30, at 7:46 in the Rec- 
reation Building. 

' Illustrating his talk with a dis- 
play of equipment, Mr. Potter will 
discuss the best spots in this area, 
clothes, trains, and general etti- 
quette. Anyone who would like to 
learn the method of "carrying 
skis agilly through a station packed 

with millions of equally ardent 
ski fans" is urged to attend this 


committe by answering the ques- 
tionnaires thoughtfully _ and by 
making constructive criticisms of 
last year's experiment. 

Ella Keats Whiting, 
Dean of Instruction. 

For Sandwiches 

Try the 

Premier Delicatessen 

Opposite Post Office 

547 Washington St. 

R E N E E ' S 


in velvet and sequins 
black, gold, silver 


in various colors 


for those occasions when 

you don't want to 

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Benton's Book 
Is Among New 
Libe Collection 

New publications are beinj? add- 
ed daily to the library's collection 
of books. The majority of the new 
hooks, purchased with money ac- 
cumulated from fines, are placed 
in the Fireside Alcove from which 
they may be taken for two weeks. 

The books bought in the last few 
weeks include novels, poetry, a 
collection of short stories by Henry 
James, books on special interests, 
and several on world conditions. 

Books of contemporary interest: 

Atomic Energy for Military Pur- 
poses — Henry UeWolf Smyth. 

House of Europe — Paul Scott 

One Nation — Wallace Stegner. 

The Curtain Fulls— Count Folke 

In the poetry category: 

Essay on Rime — Karl Shapiro. 

Poems, 1920-19J,5 — David Mor- 

The War Poets — ed. by Oscar 

Five recent novels, a short story 
collection and Thomas Benton's 
autobiographical notes, on his life 
and painting: 

A Short Wait Between Trains — 
Robert McLaughlin. 

Cass Timberlane — Sinclair 

The Peacock Sheds His Tail — 
Alice Tisdale Hobart. 

The Weeping 'Wood — Vicki 

Three O'Clock Dinner — Jo- 
sephine Pinckney. 

Short Stories of Henry James — 
ed. by Clifton Fadiman. 

"Tom Bcntons America — Thomas 

The library has copies of the two 
books written by a pair of Welles- 
ley alumnae of the class of '45 
who have received high praise for 
their first books; Mary Vardoula- 
kis' Gold in the Streets, and Mar- 
gery Miller's Joe Louis, American. 

Other new books are: 

African Journey — Eslanda 

Amerioan Child — Paul Engle. 

Black Metropolis — St. Clair 
Brake and H. Cayton. 

Hercules, My Shipmate — Robert 

Letters of R. M. Hilke—tr&ns. by 
Greene and Norton. 

Modern Bird Study — Ludlow 

Ourselves, Inc. — Leo R. Ward. 

Tallcing Russian Before You 
Know It — Morris H. Swadesh. 

The Portable F. Scott Fitzgerald 
— F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

Circulo Italiano Holds 
Holiday Meeting Soon 

Circulo Italiano will hold its 
Christmas meeting at a dinner in 
Shakespeare December 11 at 6:00. 
Selections from Italian Christmas 
lyrics of various periods in Ital- 
ian literature will be read. A 
series of slides will illustrate the 
"presepio" in Italian art. 

Campus Critic tf 

Barry Play 'The Joyous Season' 
Opens, Starring Ethel Barrymore 

New Play Falls Short of Usual Barry Standard; 
Miss Barrymore Outshines Fair Supporting Cast 

Noted Authors 
Are Guests At 
War Bond Rally 

Wellesley's first Victory Book 
and Author Bond Rally, with the 
slogan "The Bigger the Bond, the 
Better the Seat," was held Tues- 
day evening, November 27 in 
Alumnae Hall under the joint 
sponsorshio of the Village and the 
College War Finance Committees. 

Speakers at the rally were 
Mary Vardoulakis, Wellesley '44, 
author of Gold in the Streets, for 
which she won the Inter-Collegiate 
Fellowship in 1945; George and 
Helen Papashvilly, co-authors of 
the recent best-seller Anything Can 
Happen, and Miss Louise P. Smith 
of the Biblical History Depart- 
ment. Autographed copies of the 
authors' books were on sale after 
the rally. 

Miss Barbara Trask of the De- 
partment of Music, faculty head 
of the War Finance Committee, 
Mary Jo Lamb '46, student head, 
and Pauline Auger '48, assistant 
student head, represented the col- 
lege in the drive. 

The Joyous Season does not rep- 
resent Philip Barry at his best. 
Somewhere, the play falls short 
of the usual Barry-esque ingenuity 
and versatility. The story, which 
is concerned with the Farleys, a 

newly-arrived Irish family in 
Boston, and their subsequent loss 
of the vigorous attitude toward 
life which enabled them to rise 
from a small farm to Beacon Hill, 
had good entertainment possibil- 
ities. Christina, the member of 
the family who had become a nun 
fifteen years before, is a strong 
and appealing character who helps 
to set her family back on the right 
path, with words of worldly wis- 
dom. Yet despite the many good 
elements in the play, they seem 
never to fit together in a smooth 
and finished piece of work. 
Accomplishes too Much 
Dynamic and interesting a 
character though she is, Christina 
manages during the few short 
hours of her visit to her family 
to accomplish rather too much. 
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amounting almost to antagonism, 
when she takes the 4:40 train out 
of Boston, she has completely 
changed the various philosophies 
of life of different members of the 

The immediate problem of the 
play was the choosing of a house 
for a convent school. Christina 
had her choice, by her father's 
will, of taking either her family's 
town house or their old country 
homestead to use as a school. The 
necessity of making this choice 
was insisted upon earlier in the 
play, but the playwright seemed 
to more or less lose interest in 
the problem by the end of the 
third act. It dwindles off into 
mere hints at a decision, and 
Christina's suggestion that her 
brothers chose for themselves. 

Barrymore and Conroy 

If many people were disappoint- 
ed in the play, however, few could 
have been disappointed in Ethel 
Barrymore, "the grand old lady" 
of the American stage. Her per- 
formance as Christina, the nun, 
was not a great performance; the 
role itself was too inelastic to 
permit of much subtlety of inter- 
pretation. But no one in the au- 
dience could have been unaware 
of the fact that he was witnessing 
a finished and expert performance. 

The supporting cast was ade- 


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quate, although it may have suf- 
fered somewhat from comparison 
with the leading actress. Terry 
Farley, played by Mary Welch, 
succeeded in creating the impres- 
sion of a worried wife, but she 
did not move too easily on stage. 
Frank Conroy, as John Farley, 
was perhaps the one member of 
the cast who was really able to 
"stand up" to Barrymore. Speak- 
ing loudly and aggressively, he 
was very convincing as the suc- 
cessful and slightly pompous older 

The Joyous Season may succeed 
in New York despite its faults. It 
seems to be a weak enough struc- 
ture on the whole, however, to 
make us wonder how Ethel Bar- 
rymore ever dared to gamble on 
appearing in this particular play. 

'47 Displays 

Wellesley Reaches the 

White House "In Oue 

Way or Another" 

Junior Show, version '47, The 
Body Politic, has come but not 
gone. It's destined to live on and 
on, perhaps forever. The audiences 
still quote lines from the clever 
script, in fact "I hope that's not 
just an empty metaphor" threatens 
to become traditional along with 
Jane Pate's nasal rendition of 
"I ornfields dominate Nebraska." 
Even seniors are caught singing 
l lie songs. One was overhead to ad- 
mit that it was the best show she'd 
ever seen. Everyone seems to agree 
that this Junior Show left all its 
predecessors far behind. (No we 
don't mean in time only but — 
quality, the thing that counts. Can 
anyone think of a better word for 
Jean Lazarus' "Honey, What You 
Do To Me!" — besides the obvious 

'47 proved that it can do any- 
thing, sing, dance, act, write, and 
even predict things to come, 21 
years in advance. It's inevitable 
with all that talent, we might have 
known was lurking beneath that 
academic evterior, that by 19fi8 the 
class of '47 will have not only a 
"Carlton" in the White House but 
also in every other limelight shin- 
in"- forth. 

We predict Dottie deLutio be- 
hind Broadway lights thrilling her 
audiences, there as here, with that 
low, smooth voice and casual air. 
Barb Gormley will have long since 
settled the problem of a man vs. 
a career as neatly as she manaeed 
the date bureau and the Carlton 
campaiern, all the female audience 
was nnlv too readv to "Follow her 
lead." To Aneie Mills, "Beetle." we 
booueath those rose colored 
glasses she pleaded for but keot 
the audience howling without. We 
(Continued on Page 6, Column 3) 


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Negro Soldier 
Is C.A. Topic 

A film entitled "The Negro 
Soldier" will be shown at a joint 
meeting of the Unity Club and 
Christian Association Reconstruc- 
tion Committee today at 3:40 in 
Pendleton Hall. After the movie 
Joseph Maddox, a negro veteran of 
this war now a student at Harvard, 
will answer questions and lead a 
discussion of the problems of the 
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cun find just the right present for 
everybody. They have everything 
from a cloth picture book for the 
baby to sophisticated prints for 
intelligent Aunt Hortense. HATH- 
AWAY HOUSE has Christmas 
presents to suit every taste and 

Its not too often that we run 
into such good luck as we did at 
GROSS STRAUSS. The shop is 
having a super terrific sale where 
you can buy lovely dresses, suits, 
coats or blazers at a 20 percent re- 
duction. Not to mention the fact 
that there are blouses formerly 
valued up to $12.00 now selling for 
$3.95 and $8.00. And while you're 
sale shopping be sure to take a 
peek at their toy dogs made of real 
sheep dog hair. They are just the 
thing for your dormitory room or 
small sister Sally. 

If you're having a little trouble 
buying Christmas presents and bal- 
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World Federation - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
years a worker in the Peace 
League, the predominance of power 
given to the Big Five is completely 

"For a World Federation, na- 
tions need not give up all their 
sovereignty," Dr. Nash said. Just 
as the state controls its own af- 
fairs in our own system, national 
matters under an - international 

Miss Greig - 

(Continued from Page J,) 
sity, Miss Greig went to Bryn 
Mawr, where she received a mas- 
ter's degree in political science 
and sociology. From there she 
went to Washington to work for 
the government. "I kept my name 
for five years while the bureau 
changed its name three times from 
FERA to CWA to WPA." Her 
woi k with this protean agency 
consisted of turning out "aboul 
150 pounds of statistics." Her job 
was to classify the types of work 
projects under the three pro- 
grams; while keeping 77 classifi- 
cations in her head she went 
aroun.I with a red pencil codify- 
ing the reports as they came in. 

Although Miss Greig returned 
to New York with the intention 
of resting, she soon found herself 
with two jobs. Besides studying 
for her Doctor's orals in econom- 
ics at Columbia, she did research 
:<i the Twentieth Century Fund 
mi "Power Resources in the U. 
S." Miss Greig insists that she 
was hired as an ordinary typist 
and was only promoted to re- 
search because it cost her boss 
so much when she kicked over 
the typewriter. 

Before coming to Wellesley four 
years ago, Miss Greig taught at 
Brooklyn College. The thine that 
impresses her most about Welles- 
ley students is that "they're all 
Mi, same." As a result she re- 
peatedly calls the role of the 10-40 
class at 9:40. "Although I can't 

set-up would still be in the hands 
of respective countries. 

Fanatics Needed 

"There is a forest fire at our 
backs. We must leap the chasm 
or perish!" Dr. Nash warned. 
Gradually, according to Dr. Nash, 
is dangerous in this urgency. "We 
shall waste every moment we 
spend working in UNO structure," 
said this peaceworker, favoring a 
complete scrapping of the organ- 
ization. With statements from Air 
Chief Marshall Harris of the RAF 
who labeled defense against the 
atomic bomb as "virtually impos- 
sible," and Anthony Eden who de- 
clared sovereignty "on the way 
out," Dr. Nash praised fanatical 
devotion to the immediate forma- 
tion of a World Federation. 

Examining the heart of the 
problem, retention of sovereignty, 
he described sovereign power as 
"the most immoral thing in human 
life today, since it gives a nation 
the right to exercise its own in- 
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will be no permanent seats in 
Alumnae Hall for the entire 
year as originally planned, 
. since a majority of season 
ticket holders voted to change 
seats for each production. 

The Ticket Booth is open- 
ing today for those who wish 
to redeem season tickets. 

Trains To Stop German Group 
At Wellesley On To Give Plays 


Thursday, Novcmbor 20: *8:l. r > a.m., 
Chapel. leader, Virginia S. Guild, 
'us. 'saii p.m., fendleion Hall. Film, 
"The Negro Soldier." A discussion 
led by a negro veteran will follow. 
4:00 p.m., Green Hall, Faculty As- 
sembly Room Academic Council. 
. :00-7:30 p.m., Clailin. Spanish 

Friday, November 30: •8:16 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader, Miss Edel. 4:40 
p.m., Pendleton Hall. Lecture, "Ad- 
justments in Marriage," by Dr. Mary 
Shattuck Fisher. Open to Benlors, 
graduate students and married stu- 
dents of all classes, (Marriage I - 
lure Committee.) *7:30 p.m.. Recrea- 
tion Building. Outing Club Skiing 
Movies ami Talk by Mr. Winthrop 
Potter of the Appalachian Mountain 

Saturday, Prrcnihcr I: •8:16 i.m , 
Chapel. Leader, Mrs. Horton. 

Sunday, Docerr,T)Cr 2: •11:00, 
Memorial < !h.apel, I 'readier, i >e i n 
Charles L. Taylor, Jr.. Episcopal The- 
ological Scl I, Cambridge. *7:30 

p.m.. Tower Court Discussion: "How 
to Believe What" Speaker, Dr. Paul 
Lehmann. (Christian Association and 
all church groups I 

Monday December 3: *8:15 a.m., 
Chapel. Le.ul.r. .Mrs. Horton. " ■■ ■ "- 
9:30 p.m.. Alumnae Hall, i hrl 
Bazaar. (Christian Association.) '7:00- 
7 :30 p.m., Power Courl Pi em li 
( Ihrista a a Carol 

Tuesday. December i- *8:16 a.m., 
Chapel, i • ader. Miss Howard. 7 :30 
p.m., Alpha Kappa Chi House. Meet- 
ing of La Tertulla. 

Wednesday. December '•: *8:16 
Cb tpel. Leader. Mr. Gale. *i :40 p m., 
Pendleton Hall. Lecture: "Mad 

de Stael et Napoleon," bj la C - 

ti -.-■■■ fee Panee 1 1 'epartmenl 

of French.) This lecture «.>< post- 
poned, *S :1S p.m., Tau Zeta Epsllon 
House. Christmas Meeting of Deut- 
scher Vereln. 

Thursday, December r >: *8:16 a.m., 

Chapel i ler Ann 1 1 lymond, "46. 

i ii" p.m.. ' Ireen Hall, Faculty As- 

Room. Ai aderaic > toum IL 

pn. i Ihrlstlan A — cl itlon 

Lounc<- i' cussion: "Economic Re- 
habilit ttlon." (Foi um Internal 
Relations (Tub and Domestic Affair 
Croup.) •7:00-7:30 p.m., Claflin Span- 
ish Christm is Songs. 8 :30 p.m., 
Alumna< Hall The Budapest String 
Quartet presents in evening "f cham- 
ber music: Mozart. Milhaud, Bei 
thoven I Wi Ileslej Concerl Si rles.) 

Miss Greig - 

(Continued from this page. Col. 2) 
remember their names, I think 
that on the whole we understand 
each other very well, my students 
and I," she remarked. 

And when Miss Greig had said 
all this, she ground out a very 
short cigarette and remarked. "So 
you see I haven't had a distin- 
guished career. But," and again 
she smiled, "I have had fun." 


Long-Awaited 13 

Railroad tickets for Christmas 
vacation are ready for delivery. 
The railroad agent will be in the 
College Government Office, Room 
140 Green Hall, to deliver tickets 
Thursday, December 6, and Friday, 
December 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 
12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 
p.m. Payment for the tickets must 
be in cash. Tickets may not be 

The following trains will stop 
at Wellesley, December 13: 

11:40 a.m. Knickerbocker to St. 

12:39 p.m. Train to New York 

2:30 p.m. New England States 
to Chicago (Pullman only) 

2:40 p.m. Paul Revere to Chi- 
cago (all coach) 

3:40 p.m. Wolverine to Detroit & 

4:39 p.m. Train to New York 

5:15 p.m. Southwestern Limited 
to Cleveland, Indianapolis and 
St. Louis. 

Dean Lindsay wishes to re- 
mind students that anyone rid- 
ing a bicycle after dark with- 
out the proper equipment will 
have her bicycle confiscated. 
The present rule allows stu- 
dents to ride bikes until G:15 
p.m. if they are equipped with 
headlight and tail reliectors. 

Junior Show - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
wondered whether Cobey will still 
flutter so beautifully, if Hartman 
will be teaching Philosophy at Rad- 
cliffe and letting her classes laugh 
half as hard as the audience did at 
her disertation on life. 

The only complaint we heard of 
Roz Munroe's song was that there 
weren't at least ten more stanzas 
of "What's a Gal to Do." The same 
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Deutscher Verein, will hold its 
annual Christmas Meeting in TZE 
December 5. "The program," said 
Sue Dorntge '48, Treasurer of the 
club, "will be reminiscent of a Ger- 
man Christmas." 

Four short plays, centering about 
the Nativity, will be presented. 
These plays have been translated 
into modern German from the 
medieval German in which they 
were written by Miss Elsa Liefeld, 
Instructor in German and faculty 
adviser to Deutscher Vcrchu The 
program will also include the sing- 
ing of German Christmas carols. 

"There She Goes." "Things Are 
Going My Way" starring Sue 
Ferris, Mike Ernst, and Judy Sly 
was unbeatable. 

Jo Lundholm had us all standing 
up, the better for to see her mag- 
nificent dance. Alyson Dudley and 
Helen Storey Carlton left nothing 
to be desired in their portrayal of 
Leslie's efficient and feminine 
selves. Choregraphy credits for 
that ballet go to Jackie Cum- 
mings, Sherry Yarwood, Mary 
Hardiman. And where have you 
seen such costumes as Lyn Cap- 
lan's outside of a Hollywood pro- 

We could go on indefinitely, with 
laurels for all the cast and all the 
staffs. Everyone connected with 
this colossal oerformance was ter- 
rific. Who wil forpret Janie Miller's 
"We of Wellesley" and "I Wanted 
You." for instance? For lack of 
space only we confine ourselves to 
giving snecial honors to the heads; 
Migga Ignatius, head of the com- 
mittee that turned out the clever- 
est lines ever to emerge in a Jun- 
ior Show: Jean Rowland, head of 
music: Windy McWorter, head of 
makeup; Pee Goodwilh'e, head of 
design ; Ann Farley, Head of Pro- 
duction; Dottie Schcmfuss, head 
of B'icinoos. 3"d all the rest. To 
MAXINE RTTBLITZ. director, and 
NAN WFISER, Head of Junior 
Show, o-o the thanks of nil the class 
and the biggest, showiest tributes 
to be had. 

B. J. '47 





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